- Series: In Death (Book 45)
- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition (stated), First Printing edition (September 5, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250123151
- ISBN-13: 978-1250123152
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1,614 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Secrets in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 45) Hardcover – September 5, 2017
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J.D. Robb is the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. She is the author of over 200 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than five hundred million copies of her books in print.
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Now Eve has to find out who killed a person that she really disliked. Just a little investigation shows that Mars was a blackmailer and her pool of victims is huge. Lots of people were willing to pay to keep their secrets hidden. As the investigation continues, it is Mars' victims who garner sympathy from Eve. Some of their secrets bring back memories of Eve's own childhood abuse and show that she is coming to terms with her own troubled past. Eve becomes even more angry at Larinda Mars when she learns that she, Roarke, Mavis, Leonardo and their infant Bella, along with Nadine Furst have also been targets in Mars' blackmail scheme.
And Mars had secrets of her own that she jealously guarded. The autopsy reveals that she had extensive face and body work which sends Eve, with the assistance of forensic anthropologist Dr. Garnet DeWinter, on a quest to find out who she was before she reinvented herself as Larinda Mars. And, while her home has some records and some of her loot, Eve and Roarke are trying to find the rest of her records to know the full scope of people that Mars had blackmailed or investigated.
This was another excellent entry into one of my favorite series. Book 45 shows that Eve and Roarke have not worn out their welcome with me and leaves me eager for their next mystery.
While these books make great stand-alone novels I recommend starting from book one for maximum enjoyment. You'll better understand Eve's growth as well as the evolution between her and the other characters. You also better appreciate the inside jokes and subtle nuances a la Eve's penchant for destroying/dissecting idioms and losing her gloves, her weird dreams, Roarke in his conquer-the-world suits, Nadine's donut bribes and especially the mysterious candy thief (I'm dying to know who it is).
Overall, a decidedly fun, engaging read. Only 135 days until the next installment. But, hey, who's counting?!
Overall, a tired and rather boring (never thought I'd say that!) plot without anything particularly interesting happening to the characters.
Nora and writing team - I'd rather do without a book than have to be so disappointed.